In this episode, Ewald associate account executive Liz Anderson and Think LA board member Celine Chai, previously featured on BBC, join us to discuss what it means to be a Gen Z board member.
- Gen Z is resourceful. This generation grew up on computers, tablets, and more. They have access to lots of information and know exactly where to get it. This resourcefulness makes them flexible and capable.
- Some Gen Z members may not be confident. As Liz and Celine point out, many are fully capable of carrying out the tasks required for their role — but may be intimidated in the board room. Be an advocate and help them get their voice out there.
- Their perspective is valuable. As one of the most diverse groups to date, Gen Z is socially conscious and aware of what is happening in society. They also consume more media and generally have a heightened awareness of social issues.
- They aren’t kids anymore. As Celine mentioned, the public is beginning to shift their attitude towards Gen Z and recognize that they are now adults who can contribute to the mission of your organization.
- Gen Z is not a monolithic generation. We need to recognize that there are many niches within the group.